How to record a video?

There are several ways to record/make a video using different software. Some of the most popular methods are shown below.

Free Screen Video Recorder

A compact, yet full-featured screen video recorder and screenshot capture tool that allows you to easily record screen activities and capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen and rectangular regions.

You can choose to save captures to file, clipboard or print them out directly from the program window.

Built-in editing tools include basic functions like resizing, cropping and rotating.

Free Screen Video Recorder saves video files as AVI and image files in BMP, JPEG, GIF, TGA or PNG formats.

Free Screen Video Recorder contains no spyware or adware. It’s clearly free and absolutely safe to install and run.


The program captures the action from your Windows screen and saves it to an AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved) movie file. Sounds from your system microphone are also recorded.

HyperCam supports text annotations, sound, and screen notes (It is really great for creating automated software demos and software training!). You can also select Frame rate and compression quality prior to recording your movie.


Using UVScreenCamera you can easily create animated demos or tutorials by recording your computer’s desktop activity, including all mouse movements, window graphics, mouse clicks and everything else you see on screen.

Recorded clips are stored into UVF, EXE, SWF or AVI movie files, streaming just 30 to 400 KB per minute.

How to use UVScreenCamera

1. Run UVScreenCamera

2. Show everything that you want user to see

3. Stop UVScreenCamera

4. Save your film as UVF, EXE, AVI, SWF, FLV, GIF-animation

Debut Video Capture

Debut video capture software is designed to be very easy and intuitive to use, giving you the ability to record essentially any video by capturing video from a webcam, your screen, or a video input device, such as a VHS recorder, within minutes of downloading.


One-click screen capture recording on Windows or Mac computers with no install for free!

Just click on the button to start recording.

Or you can download an application that you can launch from your Start menu.

Open Broadcaster Software

Open Broadcaster Software is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.There are no subscriptions, no payments at all. OBS is available to everyone. Supported features include:

  • Encoding using H264 (x264) and AAC.
  • Support for Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) and NVENC.
  • Unlimited number of scenes and sources.
  • Live RTMP streaming to Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and more.
  • File output to MP4 or FLV.
  • GPU-based game capture for high performance game streaming.
  • DirectShow capture device support (webcams, capture cards, etc).
  • Windows 8 high speed monitor capture support.
  • Bilinear or lanczos3 resampling.

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